Delta is really making a mark on BC's burgeoning craft beer scene. With our staple microbreweries, Four Winds Brewing and Barnside Brewing showcasing our farmlands and scenic backdrop in East Ladner, the trail doesn't end there. By bike or car, BC Ale Trail takes us through local communities, North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen, and quenches our thirst along the way.
This month BC celebrates BC Craft Beer Month! Now in its 11th year, BC Craft Beer Month serves us an amazing opportunity (and excuse) to #supportlocal by heading out for pints at local breweries and restaurants serving up beers made right here in BC.
Let's get started with our official breweries in Ladner. One of the best ways to tackle these stops is by bike, achievable through many access points and gravel dyke pathways. If you're looking to add adventure to your sipping, check out our Bikes & Brews route here.
Four Winds Brewing 📍 7355 72 Street (Tilbury)
Owned and operated by locals, the Mills family, Four Winds Brewery has put Delta on the map for craft connoisseurs. A past recipient of both Brewery of the Year and Beer of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards, it's a craft fan favourite well beyond our local borders. They offer a cozy tasting room, as well an extended patio that's cozy & covered, perfect for an afternoon of pints and tacos.
📍 6655 60the Avenue (East Ladner)
They hold true to their slogan - Farm Fresh Beer, Made Here. Beer is made not only locally, it's grown locally - using fresh hops grown on-site and within view of their tasting room and patio seating. Barnside is the dreamchild of a collection of Ladner farming neighbors with a passion for beer and Delta-grown goodness. With scenic farm side views, their tasting room (yes, it's an actual barn), is a relaxing spot to sip a pint, create a custom tasting flight, and try a dish from their local ingredient-influenced menu. And if you know what's good for you, that will include Perogies.
📍 821 Delta St (Ladner Village)
An offshoot of their Steveston location, Brittania Brewing Ladner opened their door earlier this year in the heart of the Village. A beautifully designed tasting room, an extensive outdoor patio with views of Ladner's historic church, and a menu that features their famous fish & chips among other delicious West Coast dishes, it's been a welcomed addition to the Ladner Village restaurant and pub scene.
Ale Trail Restaurants & Pubs
The Ale Trail isn't only for beer-producing microbreweries. It features restaurants and pubs that offer a grand selection of both our local brews and craft from across the province.
📍8037 120the Street, North Delta
A scratch-cooking, farm-to-table gastropub in the heart of North Delta offers a deep menu of BC craft on tap and by the bottle. Over 28 rotating taps of ales, lagers, and seasonal varieties of brews from BC. are featured, plus ciders and an extensive wine list to boot. Enjoy their friendly service and fresh menu for a night out, or join them for the Happiest of Hours and daily fresh menu specials.
📍 1105 56th Street, Tsawwassen
From 33 Acres and Hoyne's to local brews from Barnside and Four Winds, with ales, lagers, and seasonal varieties on hand, Marios offers it all. Pints, flights, and live music Fridays to Sundays from 3:30 PM onward make Mario's and their sister restaurant Gracie's Next Door (yes, it is actually right next door), a great spot for apres anything, or a delicious night out for hardy pasta, pizzas and more.
Phots (L to R): One20 Public House, Brittania Ladner, Barnside Brewing
Learn more about our BC Craft scene, direct from the sour at BC Ale Trail: